Organizing Resistance on the Internet: The Case of the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal

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This essay examines the transformative potential of the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB), the activist group fighting for justice for the survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, India. A thematic analysis of the ICJB website, based on grounded theory, reveals the discursive constructions of the struggles of ICJB with the corporate power of Dow Chemicals and its resistance in challenging the oppressive structures of State-corporate nexus. The themes establish ICJB as a counter-hegemonic force and as an exemplar of transformative resistance that challenges the established domination of power structures. Its potential for social change gets articulated by the mobilization of offline and online resources in processes of local-global organizing for social change.

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Communication, Culture & Critique, v. 5, issue 2, p. 230-251